The Dodo and Its Kindred; or the History, Affinities, and Osteology of the Dodo, Solitaire, and Other Extinct Birds of the Islands Mauritius Rodriguez, and Bourbon

  title={The Dodo and Its Kindred; or the History, Affinities, and Osteology of the Dodo, Solitaire, and Other Extinct Birds of the Islands Mauritius Rodriguez, and Bourbon},
  author={Alexander Gordon Melville and Hugh Edwin Strickland},
  journal={The British and Foreign Medico-Chirurgical Review},
  pages={493 - 501}
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The Oxford Dodo. Part 1: the museum history of the Tradescant Dodo: ownership, displays and audience

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